Parker, CO - March 21, 2014- There is only one competitive, summer premiere AA-rated hunter/jumper horse show that offers the amenities and the beauty of the Colorado Horse Park and the country's best summer activities within only an hour's drive of Denver. You can white-water raft, golf, climb a mountain, explore history, go for a leisurely trail ride or enjoy everything the greater Denver region has to offer.Summer in the Rockies is the place to be for outstanding show jumping sport in the most picturesque of settings and offers something for everyone in the family.
Colorado Horse Park has raised prize money to more than $1 million for its Summer in the Rockies Series and has been designated a World Champion Hunter Rider event for weeks III and V.
"I am looking forward to our 2014 season and hope you will join us here in beautiful Colorado for six weeks of outstanding competition," said Helen Krieble, CEO and President of the Colorado Horse Park. "We have added prize money to both hunter and jumper divisions to make those classes even more exciting!"
Managed by Colorado Horse Park and Pat Boyle and his Showplace Productions, expect the very best in customer service for a memorable and fun 2014 summer showing experience. The team plans to roll out the red carpet with parties, music and fun for all competitors, owners, family and friends. Add to that an impressive lineup of judges and course designers and you're certain to enjoy the best the industry has to offer. Spend Summer in the Rockies and have the time of your life.
The Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies Fast Facts
What: Summer in the Rockies AA-Rated Hunter Jumper Show Series
June 4-8 Summer in the Rockies I
June 11-15 Summer in the Rockies II
June 18-22 Summer in the Rockies III*
July 2-6 Summer in the Rockies IV
July 9-13 Summer in the Rockies V*
July 16-20 Summer in the Rockies VI
*WCHR Member Events
$5,000 National Hunter Derby - Week III
$15,000 International Hunter Derby Sponsored by Winsome Farm - Week III
$10,000 National Hunter Derby - Week V
$40,000 International Hunter Derby Sponsored by Serenity Farm - Week V
$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix - Week I
$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Littleton Equine Medical and Platinum Performance - Week II
$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix Sponsored by McElvain Energy - Week III
$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix Sponsored by Griffis Residential - Week IV
$50,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix - Week V
$50,000 Parker Adventist Hospital Grand Prix - Week VI
$10,000 High Junior /Amateur Owner Classic Sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family
$20,000 High Junior /Amateur Owner Classic Sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family
$10,000 July Grand Prix Rider Bonus for the Leading Grand Prix Rider Sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family - Weeks IV - VI
Prize List: Click here for an online version of the prize list.
For a hard copy of the prize list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number and specify which prize list you would like (spring/fall or summer).
Entries: Mail to The Colorado Horse Park, 7522 South Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134 or fax to (303) 841-7879. Entries close 30 days before each show.
Contact Information: Pat Boyle, Show Manager (847) 274-6834
Brian Curry, Show Manager (303) 918-2908
Colorado Horse Park Main Office (303) 841-5550
Colorado Horse Park Main Office Fax (303) 841-7879
Show Office (303) 841-7461
Show Office Fax (during show only) (303) 841-1419
Show Grounds Address: 7375 E Bayou Gulch Rd, Parker, CO 80134
From North: I-25S exit Ridgegate Parkway - go east under the freeway. Ridgegate Parkway to S. Chambers Road, approx 3 miles (Traffic light) - turn right/south onto Chambers Road. At end of Chambers Road turn left/east onto Hess Road. Hess Road to Parker Road/Hwy 83 - turn right/south onto Hwy 83 approx 4 miles to Bayou Gulch Road. (Traffic light). Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.
From South: I-25N, exit Founder's Parkway. Founder's Parkway to Highway 86, approx 4 miles (traffic light). Turn east/left onto Hwy. 86 to Franktown/Hwy 83. At Franktown go north on 83 approx. 7 mi. to Bayou Gulch Rd. (Traffic light), turn right/east onto Bayou Gulch Rd. Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.
About the Colorado Horse Park Celebrating its 21th Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado. The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually. CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David O'Connor and eventing super-star James Atkinson. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.
The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space. The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.
Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/